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Families await arrival of rig blast survivors

Updated: 04/21/2010 - A Mississippi woman says it took nine hours to find out that her crane operator husband had survived a blast on an oil platform off the Louisiana coast.

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Unusual park theft: trees & flowers missing

Updated: 04/21/2010 - It's probably the last thing they expected to find just a day before earth day. Folks who take care of a Kentucky park say thieves took trees and flowers right out of the ground.

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Kentucky mines hit with surprise inspections

Posted: 04/21/2010 - The federal government confirmed Wednesday it raided mines across the country this past weekend, including some in Kentucky. Those raided were known to have problems.

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Contractors face new lead paint rule

Updated: 04/21/2010 - A federal rule taking effect Thursday requires contractors take additional precautions when renovating houses that may have lead paint.

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2009 prison riot leads to protest at courthouse

Posted: 04/21/2010 - Family members of inmates in a central Kentucky prison where a fiery riot last year caused extensive damage protested Wednesday outside a courthouse while a grand jury decided if some prisoners would be criminally charged.

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Computer Glitch wreaks havoc statewide

Updated: 04/22/2010 - A massive computer glitch on a statewide network is causing problems for schools and law enforcement across Kentucky.

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Sources say Roethlisberger to be suspended

Posted: 04/21/2010 - The Associated Press is reporting Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be suspended for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

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Some European flight restrictions lifted

Posted: 04/21/2010 - All of the flight restrictions have been lifted in Germany's airspace, but some restrictions are still in place over parts of Britain, Ireland and France as a volcanic ash cloud lingers.

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11 missing after oil rig explosion

Posted: 04/21/2010 - At least 11 people are reported missing after an explosion late Tuesday night rocked an offshore oil drilling platform.

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Child, mother shot in home invasion

Updated: 04/21/2010 - Police are looking for two robbers who shot a four-year-old child and her mother during a home invasion late Tuesday night.

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DNA used to identify human remains

Updated: 04/21/2010 - Authorities say it could be months before remains found in southern Kentucky are positively identified. The discovery may solve the case of a man who disappeared back in 2003.

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Grand jury indicts owner of tow truck company

Posted: 04/20/2010 - A Fayette County Grand Jury returned a 43 count indictment against the owner of a Lexington tow truck company, accusing him of towing vehicles illegally and overcharging people.

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27 NEWSFIRST Investigates: police officer caught on tape assaulting inmate

Updated: 06/03/2010 - There's allegations that a Paris police officer used excessive force toward an inmate, and the entire attack is caught on tape. 27 NewsFirst has obtained video that took place at the Bourbon County Jail that shows the Paris officer and the inmate in an altercation.

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9-year-old boy dies after accidentally shooting himself

Updated: 04/21/2010 - Lexington Police are investigating the shooting of a 9-year-old boy. The boy was shot in the head late Tuesday afternoon at a home on Folkstone Drive. Police say it appears to be an accident.

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Governor open to charter schools idea

Posted: 04/20/2010 - Gov. Steve Beshear says he's open to the possibility of expanding a special legislative session to include the topic of creating charter schools in Kentucky.

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